Theme 1) 1.2- Spotting a business opportunity

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Choice
giving customers options and increasing the chance that the product will be perfect for the tastes/habits of one type of customer
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Convenience
making life easier for customers, perhaps by a great location (next to the bus stop) or a product that saves time in preparation or consumption
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Identifying customers
finding out who they are: their age, gender, incomes , where they live and what they want
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Quality
to a customer quality means getting what they want, or perhaps better than expected; some companies use the term 'customer delight'
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Understanding customers
learning why customers do what they do, making it easier to see how to make a product that better suits them
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Focus group
a group discussion among people selected from the target market; it draws on physiology to provide qualitative insights into customer attitudes.
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Primary research
research conducted first-hand; it is tailored to a company's specific needs, for example a quantitative sales estimate for a brand new chocolate bar.
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Qualitative data
in depth research into the opinions and views of a small group of potential or actual customers; it can provide insight into why customers buy what they buy.
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Quantitative data
factual research among a large enough sample of people to provide statistically reliable results, for example a survey of 500 people aged 15-24 years.
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Secondary research
when a company uses research that has already been carried out for general purposes.
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Demographiccs
the study of the statistical differences that exist within a population, both now and in the future.
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Lifestyle
grouping people by common characteristics in how they live, from their participation in sports and leisure to their views on the environment, taste in music and even nerdier things such as passion for trains.
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Location
the extent to which consumers identify with th place where they were born or grew up.
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Market segments
the subsets within a market that have been identified as a result of market segmentation.
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(The) competition
companies operating in your market or market sector
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Gap in the market
an area on a market map where few or no existing brands operate, implying a business opportunity to fill an unmet customer need.
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Market map
measuring where existing brands sit on a two-factor grid, for example young/old compared with high price/low price.
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Competitive environment
the strength of competition between companies in the same market.
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Innovative
a new, perhaps original, product or process.
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Unethical
an action or decision that is wrong from a moral standpoint.
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making life easier for customers, perhaps by a great location (next to the bus stop) or a product that saves time in preparation or consumption

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Convenience

Card 3

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finding out who they are: their age, gender, incomes , where they live and what they want

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Card 4

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to a customer quality means getting what they want, or perhaps better than expected; some companies use the term 'customer delight'

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Card 5

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learning why customers do what they do, making it easier to see how to make a product that better suits them

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